Living around the forest
Location: Lyndhurst, Cranbourne VIC Australia
Urban & Architecture designed by: Xpace.cc
Client: CRC Water Sensitive Cities
Image illustrated by: Duy Phan
The proposal seeks an upscaled low-rise perimeter block approach that suggests a large open space at its centre. ‘Living around the Forest’ aims to combine density in suburban contexts while increasing the scale and quality of the public amenities. The proposal includes linked housing typologies that benefit from a huge landscape that brings cooling, ecological lifestyles and additional amenities in the backyard. The housing typologies are flexible within their footprints following the natural boundaries of the site.
- Building footprints are minimised over multiple storeys to maximise interaction with the forest. This allows for a flexible arrangement of sleeping and living.
- Buildings compactness and multiple-orientations allow for optimized solar gain and loss, cross ventilation and unrestricted views and privacy.
- Large centralised facilities in the forest have the possibility to incorporate and meet external demands to benefit the larger community.